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by Jane Hay

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Download Art Deco Ceramics (Christie's Collectables) epub
ISBN: 0316877824
ISBN13: 978-0316877824
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Other Media
Author: Jane Hay
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown (August 1, 1996)
Pages: 80 pages
ePUB size: 1616 kb
FB2 size: 1778 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 899
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Not a big volume, but an important one for those interested in learning about Art Deco ceramic works. My interest is particularly in the ceramics of the Boch Freres company in Belgium. I've learned quite a bit from this slim guide, and the pictures are wnderful!
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Although I'm an Art Deco enthusiast, I'm not a collector of Art Deco ceramics, and don't have any plans to become one in the near future. I therfore might not be the most appropriate person to be writing a review for this book.
Nevertheless, I thought this was a decent, if (as other reviewers have pointed out) brief primer on the artists and different manufacturers working with ceramics in the period. Although the color photographs of the pieces are excellent, I agree with fellow reviewers that a book with a larger scope might have been better suited for the subject matter, perhaps including more information and additional photos of a wider variety of pieces.
Still, I think the purpose of the book seems to be more that of a well-informed introductory guide, which is indicated by the "Tips for Collectors" section at the end of the introduction. I doubt that a book intended for more serious and experienced collectors would have needed such a list. I think, therefore, that it fulfills this purpose more than adequately.
I personally found particular enjoyment in its introduction on the Art Deco period, which I think is one of the most concise and yet also the most inclusive and accurate ones I have encountered.
Despite its brevity, I think this is a perfectly adequate starting place for anyone interested in Art Deco or in starting a collection or study of Art Deco period ceramics. I also see it as a useful reference guide for more experienced collectors.
While this is a nice little book, and I do mean little, it is only a superficial overview of Art Deco ceramics.
The book covers 38 artists/studios for the period. You'll get a brief, and I do mean brief, history of each artist. Additionally, you'll see a tiny, and I do mean... well, you get the idea ... a tiny photo of only ONE piece by each studio is shown.